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Degree of difficulty requirements for Olympic Team Trials to be modified

Upon recommendation of the High Performance Director and in accord with the provisions of section I.B.2.B.19) of the USA DIVING, INC. ATHLETE SELECTION PROCEDURES 2012 Olympic Games, which provides

19)       All athletes who qualify for the Olympic Trials individual events must also meet the minimum degree of difficulty for their lists of dives for the Olympic Trials as follows: 

                            Women           Men
3-meter                13.5             18.0
10-meter              14.0             18.5

NOTE:  USA Diving reserves the right to modify the above minimum degrees of difficulty on or before December 31, 2011. In the event such a modification is made, it will be communicated to the membership not later than January 15, 2012.

The CCE has made the following change in the minimum degree of difficulty for the women’s individual events.

                           Old DD           New DD
3-meter                14.0             13.5
10-meter              14.6             14.0

There are no changes in the men’s minimum degree of difficulty or the minimum degrees of difficulty for synchronized events.

The changes will be submitted to the USOC for approval.

Boudia, Finchum go 1-2 in men’s 10-meter; Bryant/Johnston win women’s synchro 3-meter title to close out Winter Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) earned six 10s on his final dive to come away with the gold medal in the men’s 10-meter competition, and Kelci Bryant (Chatham, Ill./Minneapolis, Minn.) and Abby Johnston (Columbus, Ohio/Durham, N.C.) won the women’s synchronized 3-meter title to close out the USA Diving Winter National Championships. All three, along with Thomas Finchum (Indianapolis, Ind.), also qualified for the FINA World Cup.

Boudia, a 2008 Olympian, put together a three-list total of 1599.90 points on 10-meter to win his 16th career national title, while Finchum, also a 2008 Olympian, finished second with 1576.50 points.

Boudia led Finchum by nine points with two dives remaining. He came up with 100.80 points on his back 3 ½ pike in round five and followed up with six 10s and a 9.5 for 108 points on his back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists in the last round to clinch the victory.

“It was great to have Thomas back diving how he was before his surgery. He really put the pressure on me and made me step it up,” Boudia said. “There are a few things I need to tweak, and I’ll keep working to get ready for World Cup.”

Finchum, who had shoulder surgery in June, 2010, earned a few 10s of his own. He received one 10 on his front 3 ½ pike in round two of the finals, and earned four 10s on his reverse 3 ½ tuck in round four en route to a personal best 551.85 on his final list.

“Coming here, it was the first time in a while that I was really able to fully train like I had before (the surgery). I could be myself and didn’t have to baby anything,” Finchum said. “I felt ready and felt at my best. It was a great competition.”

Matt Cooper (Bethesda, Md./Austin, Texas) edged Toby Stanley (Conway, Ark./Indianapolis, Ind.) for third, 1316.45-1311.65.

Bryant and Johnston scored 651.60 on two lists to beat out Christina Loukas (Riverwoods, Ill./The Woodlands, Texas) and Kassidy Cook (The Woodlands, Texas) for the national title and World Cup berth in women’s synchronized 3-meter. Bryant and Johnston were six points back after list one, but came back with 70-plus points on all three optional dives in the finals to finish ahead of Loukas and Cook, who took second at 638.82.

Bryant and Johnston’s victory came a day after a disappointing finish in the individual 3-meter event. Bryant led after the semifinals but finished third in the final standings, and Johnston placed ninth.

“I kind of bottled up yesterday, and today was a new day. I really feel like Kelci and I bring out the best in each other, and I was really excited we had another chance to show what kind of dives we can do,” Johnston said.

Krug edges Loukas for women’s 3-meter title; Bonuchi grabs first title on 1-meter

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Cassidy Krug (Coraopolis, Pa./Stanford, Calif.) came from behind to win the women’s 3-meter title and a berth on the 2012 FINA World Cup team, and David Bonuchi (Columbia, Mo.) won the men’s 1-meter gold Wednesday at the USA Diving Winter National Championships.

Krug scored 1046.35 points over three lists of dives to edge 2008 Olympian Christina Loukas (Riverwoods, Ill./The Woodlands, Texas) by 1.35 points to win her fifth national title on 3-meter and 10th overall. Loukas also earned a spot on the World Cup team with her silver medal finish.

Krug was in fourth place after Tuesday’s quarterfinals and stood in third place – 16.8 points out of first – after Wednesday morning’s semifinals.

“The finals felt great. I knew I had to make up some ground, and although I wasn’t happy with everything I did, I was pretty happy overall,” Krug said. “The competition was great. I was neck and neck with Christina, and that always makes it fun to be in a competition like that.”

Krug and Loukas were in a battle with Olympian Kelci Bryant (Chatham, Ill./Minneapolis, Minn.), the leader after the semifinals, for the national title and the two spots on the World Cup team. Bryant missed her second dive in the finals for just 46.50 points, opening the door for Loukas and Krug, who battled back and forth for the top spot. Krug took the lead after round two, and Loukas earned 9s for 81 points on her back 2 ½ pike to take the lead after three rounds. Krug regained the lead after round four with 76.50 points on her reverse 2 ½ pike and followed up with 72 points on her front 2 ½ with a twist in the last round to hold on to first place.

In another comeback, Bonuchi scored 429.20 points to win his first senior national title on 1-meter a day after barely making it into the final. In Tuesday’s semifinals, Bonuchi was leading after two rounds but failed his third dive and dropped to 23rd place with three dives to go. He managed to climb his way back into eighth place to secure the last spot in the finals.

“I was grateful to be in the finals. It was time to have some fun. I know how to do these dives, and I wanted to prove that I deserved to be here,” Bonuchi said.

In the finals, Bonuchi took the lead in the second round and held on to the top spot for the duration of the contest. He secured the victory after earning marks as high as 9.5 for 84 points on his last dive of the night, a reverse 1 ½ with 2 ½ twists.

Michael Wright (Forest Park, Ill./Knoxville, Tenn.), the 2010 winter national champion, scored 404.20 points for silver, and Thomas Neubacher (Windermere, Fla./Tallahassee, Fla.) finished third with 391.05 points.

Men’s 10-meter competition also began Wednesday with quarterfinal action. 2008 Olympian David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) earned 10s on three of his dives to lead the field with 543.65 points heading into Thursday’s semifinals. 2008 Olympian Thomas Finchum (Indianapolis, Ind.) also earned 10s on two dives to finish with 517.95 points, good for second place. Toby Stanley (Conway, Ark./Indianapolis, Ind.) is in third at 446.25.

The USA Diving Winter National Championships and World Cup Trials conclude Thursday with men’s 10-meter and women’s synchronized 3-meter competition.

Boudia and McCrory win synchronized 10-meter gold at Winter Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) and Nick McCrory (Chapel Hill, N.C./Durham, N.C.) won their third national title together, capturing gold in the men’s synchronized 10-meter contest Tuesday at the USA Diving Winter National Championships to qualify for the 2012 FINA World Cup team.

Boudia and McCrory scored 898.53 points on two lists of dives, earning 91.20 points on their inward 3 ½ tuck and 93.06 on their reverse 3 ½ tuck in the finals after scoring 97.20 points on their back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists in the morning preliminaries.

“Today was a good mental exercise for us. This will set us up well for the rest of the year,” McCrory said.

Boudia and McCrory outdistanced themselves from the field in the preliminaries, leading by 82.23 points after the first list of dives.

Steele Johnson (Carmel, Ind.) earned both silver and bronze, as divers could compete with more than one partner. The team of Johnson and Dashiell Enos (Studio City, Calif./Indianapolis, Ind.) scored 762.51 points to beat Johnson and Toby Stanley (Conway, Ark./Indianapolis, Ind.), who had 755.82 points. Logan Shinholser(Burtonsville, Md./Blacksburg, Va.) and Ryan Hawkins (Charlotte, N.C./Blacksburg, Va.) were fourth at 752.49.

Women’s 3-meter competition also kicked off Tuesday, and a pair of 2008 Olympians led the field. Christina Loukas (Riverwoods, Ill./The Woodlands, Texas) scored 356.25 points to finish first, and Kelci Bryant (Chatham, Ill./Minneapolis, Minn.) stands in second with 341.40 points. Kassidy Cook (The Woodlands, Texas) and Cassidy Krug (Coraopolis, Pa./Stanford, Calif.) round out the top four with 337.75 and 336.45 points, respectively.

Two national champions topped the men’s 1-meter semifinals. Michael Wright (Forest Park, Ill./Knoxville, Tenn.), the 2010 winter national champion, led the field with 417.75 points. Michael Hixon (Amherst, Mass.), who won the gold at the 2011 AT&T National Diving Championships, scored 414.80 points to finish second. The top eight divers in the semifinals advanced to Wednesday’s finals.

The USA Diving Winter National Championships and World Cup Trials run through
Thursday, December 22. Wednesday’s competition includes women’s 3-meter semifinals at 10 a.m., men’s 10-meter quarterfinals at 2 p.m. The men’s 1-meter final will start at 6 p.m., followed by the women’s 3-meter final.

Colwill edges Ipsen for 3-meter title; Cozad/Ryan win synchro platform

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – 2008 Olympian Chris Colwill (Brandon, Fla./Athens, Ga.) came out on top in a close men’s 3-meter contest, and Laura Ryan (Elk River, Minn./Bloomington, Ind.) and Amy Cozad (Indianapolis, Ind./Bloomington, Ind.) won gold in the women’s synchronized 10-meter to secure spots on the FINA World Cup team Monday at the USA Diving Winter National Championships.

Kristian Ipsen (Clayton, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) also earned a World Cup berth on 3-meter after finishing just behind Colwill in the 3-meter contest.

Colwill edged Ipsen by just two-tenths of a point, scoring 1516.75 points over three lists of dives. He took a 15.90 point lead into the finals and maintained the advantage through four rounds, but Ipsen closed the gap and overtook Colwill by eight-tenths with just one round to go. Colwill regained his lead with 92.75 points on his final dive, a reverse 3 ½ tuck.

“It was a little nerve-wracking. I was a little more aggressive in the prelims and started to get a little more cautious at the end, but I finished my last two dives strong,” Colwill said. “There’s no doubt there are a lot of great athletes in this event, and it’s gotten a lot tougher the last two years. I’m so glad I could be involved in the thrill of this competition.”

Ipsen earned at least one mark of 9.0 or higher on each of his six dives in the finals, including a 10 and five 9.5s on his front 3 ½ pike in round two. He scored 80-plus points on all six dives.

“This was the most exciting competition I’ve ever been in. Usually in a three-list format, there’s some separation, but everyone was really close the entire time. Even the prelims felt like a final,” Ipsen said. “This is definitely good preparation for the World Cup.”

Drew Livingston (The Woodlands, Texas/Austin, Texas) finished third with 1505.90 points. He scored 90 or more points on three of his dives in the finals, including 99.75 points on his front 4 ½ tuck in the last round. Three-time Olympian Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) took fourth at 1451.15, 2004 Olympian Justin Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Orlando, Fla.) was fifth, and 2008 Olympic platform diver Thomas Finchum (Indianapolis, Ind.) finished sixth.

Cozad and Ryan won their third national title together, scoring 632.70 points on two lists of dives to beat the 2008 Olympic team of Mary Beth Dunnichay (Elwood, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) and Haley Ishimatsu (Seal Beach, Calif.), who took second at 626.58. Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H./Indianapolis, Ind.) and Anna James (Midland, Texas) were third with 609.66 points.

“I’m very excited. We took it one dive at a time and just did what we do in practice,” Ryan said. “We just keep pushing and moving forward.”

The title was Cozad’s fourth. She and Ryan won at the 2010 USA Diving Winter National Championships and the 2010 AT&T National Diving Championships. With Ryan doing a new back twister, Cozad teamed with Amy Korthauer at the 2011 AT&T Nationals, which they won. Cozad has since learned the back 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists as well, putting her back together with Ryan.

The back twister was their final dive of the competition, and they scored 80.64 points on it to secure the victory.

“I was really nervous before my back twister, but I just focused on what (coach Jeff) Huber told me to do, and it worked out well,” Cozad said.

The USA Diving Winter National Championships and World Cup Trials run through Thursday, December 22. Tuesday’s competition features men’s synchronized 10-meter preliminaries at 10 a.m., women’s 3-meter quarterfinals at 1 p.m., men’s 1-meter semifinals at 4 p.m., and men’s synchronized 10-meter finals at 7 p.m.

USA Diving announces partnership with Hilton HHonors

INDIANAPOLIS – Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, has signed a multi-year agreement to be the official hotel partner of USA Diving. As part of this partnership, Hilton HHonors will support the organization and offer benefits to USA Diving members.

“USA Diving is pleased to welcome Hilton HHonors into our family of sponsors,” said USA Diving President and CEO Linda Paul. “Their support of USA Diving and the Olympic movement will provide tremendous opportunities for our athletes and organization.”

Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of brands will serve as the official meet headquarters for this week’s USA Diving Winter National Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., as well as several premier 2012 events, including the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for diving, the USA Diving Age Group National Diving Championships, the USA Diving Junior National Diving Championships and the AT&T National Diving Championships.  In addition, Hilton HHonors will be the title sponsor of the Hilton HHonors Junior East Championships and the Hilton HHonors Junior West Championships in 2012.

Hilton Worldwide will offer USA Diving athletes, professional members, families and fans a discount booking portal for hotel stays at Hilton Worldwide’s participating hotel brands, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.  Each confirmed hotel night stay that is booked via the portal will directly support USA Diving’s programs.

“We are proud to become the official hotel partner of USA Diving and support the Olympic Hopefuls on their journey to London,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, global customer marketing, Hilton Worldwide. “This partnership will allow us to strengthen our commitment to the U.S. Olympic movement by providing opportunities for athletes, families and fans to share exciting Olympic experiences together while enjoying first-class hospitality.”

Hilton HHonors’ partnership with USA Diving underscores its larger commitment to Team USA and the overall sports movement. Through its Team USA sponsorship, Hilton Worldwide provides guests and team members a source of pride and an exciting opportunity to be inspired, connected and close to the athletes on their journey to the Olympic Games.

Ishimatsu wins women’s platform, Allman takes 1-meter title at USA Diving Winter National Championships

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – 2008 Olympian Haley Ishimatsu (Seal Beach, Calif.) won gold in women’s 10-meter, and Summer Allman (Lansing, Mich.) claimed the victory on women’s 1-meter Sunday at the USA Diving Winter National Championships at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center.

Ishimatsu, whose win marked her fourth career individual national title, scored 1068.00
points over three lists of dives. Her victory also earned her a spot on the U.S. team for the 2012 FINA World Cup, set for February in London.

“I’m very proud of my performance. I’ve been diving well in practice, and it showed in competition,” said Ishimatsu, who trailed by 3.5 points heading into the finals. “I’m diving better than ever, and I’m feeling better than ever.”

Katie Bell (Columbus, Ohio), who led after the semifinals, won the silver medal with 1046.00 points to earn the other spot on the World Cup team. Brittany Viola (Orlando, Fla./Miami, Fla.) came away with the bronze at 1017.75.

Allman won her first national title with a six-point victory on 1-meter, scoring 308.85 points to take the gold. Fifteen-year-old Sarah Bacon (Indianapolis, Ind.) won the silver, and Vennie Dantin (The Woodlands, Texas/Auburn, Ala.) and Deidre Freeman (Grinnell, Iowa/Iowa City, Iowa) tied for bronze with 274.90 points.

Allman’s previous best finish at nationals was second twice, on 1-meter at the 2010 AT&T Nationals and on 3-meter at the 2011 AT&T Nationals. She led the entire contest, starting off with 9s for 64.80 points on her inward 1 /2 pike in the first round. Her best score came in round three, when she earned 68.90 points on her front 1½ with two twists.

“I felt confident and pretty relaxed. I was really happy with my front twister. As I was standing on the board, I told myself, ‘Just do it like you do in practice,’” Allman said.

The men’s 3-meter event is shaping up to be a close contest, with only 17 points separating first from fifth after the quarterfinals. 2008 Olympian Chris Colwill (Brandon, Fla./Athens, Ga.) leads the pack with 495.70 points, carrying a 2.70-point advantage over Kristian Ipsen (Clayton, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) into Monday morning’s semifinals. Drew Livingston (The Woodlands, Texas/Austin, Texas) is in third place with 488.20 points, followed by three-time Olympian Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) at 478.95 and 2004 Olympian Justin Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Orlando, Fla.) at 478.70.

The USA Diving Winter National Championships and World Cup Trials run through Thursday, December 22. Monday’s competition begins with men’s 3-meter semifinals at 10 a.m. and women’s synchronized 10-meter preliminaries at 12:15 p.m. The men’s 3-meter finals are set for 6 p.m., with the women’s synchronized 10-meter final to follow.

Dumais and Ipsen win synchronized 3-meter title at Winter Nationals


Results

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Three-time Olympian Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) and Kristian Ipsen (Clayton, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) claimed the first gold medal of the 2012 USA Diving Winter National Championships and World Cup Trials with their victory in the men’s synchronized 3-meter contest Saturday.

The pair scored a combined 883.44 points over the course of two lists of dives, starting off with 421.74 points in the morning prelims to take a 31.98-point advantage into the evening finals. They improved their performance in the finals with 461.70 points, highlighted by a 92.82-point effort on a front 2 ½ with two twists that earned two 10s from the judges.

The win also earns Dumais and Ipsen a spot on the U.S. team for the FINA World Cup in London in February, when they’ll look to qualify the United States a quota spot in synchronized 3-meter for the 2012 Olympic Games.

“Our finals were really solid. It was one of our better scores, and I’m really happy because it was much better than our score at the Pan Am Games (in October). Hopefully we can continue on that upward pattern at the World Cup,” Ipsen said.

Dumais and Ipsen won the silver medal at the Pan American Games but scored just 411.99 points. Additional time together earlier this month helped prepare the two for nationals.

“Kristian and I trained together from December 1-4 and worked out some of the kinks in our timing. It’s been a tough couple months for me, but the last two weeks I’ve been training better than I have in a long time. I’m more confident and am enjoying the moment,” said Dumais, who picked up his 35th career national title.

Chris Colwill (Brandon, Fla./Athens, Ga.) and Drew Livingston (The Woodlands, Texas/Austin, Texas) came out on top in a tight battle for the silver.  Just 10.47 points separated second from fourth with two dives to go in the finals, with Colwill and Livingston sitting in third.  They scored 80-plus points on their final two dives to move into the silver-medal position with 794.37 points. David Bonuchi (Columbia, Mo.) and Michael Hixon (Amherst, Mass.) scored 778.17 to edge Justin Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Orlando, Fla.) and Dwight Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) for the bronze.

In other action Saturday, 2008 Olympian Haley Ishimatsu (Seal Beach, Calif.) scored 367.10 points to finish atop the women’s 10-meter quarterfinal standings. Ishimatsu scored 75 points or higher on her last three dives, including 79.20 on her back 3 ½ tuck in the fourth round that moved her into first place. Chen Ni (Indianapolis, Ind.) scored 349.20 for second, and Katie Bell (Columbus, Ohio) was third at 335.40. The top 18 advance to the semifinals, set for 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Summer Allman (Lansing, Mich.) was the top qualifier out of the women’s 1-meter semifinals with 256.45 points. Meili Carpenter (Boulder, Colo./Buffalo, N.Y.) scored 254.60 to qualify in second place, and Sarah Bacon (Indianapolis, Ind.) finished the semifinals in third place with 253.55 points. The top eight finishers in the semifinals will compete in the finals on Sunday.

The USA Diving Winter National Championships and World Cup Trials run through Thursday, December 22. Sunday’s competition includes women’s 10-meter semifinals at 10 a.m. and men’s 3-meter quarterfinals at 2 p.m. Finals are set for 6 p.m., starting with the women’s 1-meter followed by the women’s 10-meter final.

Finchum, Morcom win 3-meter, 1-meter preliminaries at Winter Nationals

RESULTS

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Eleven men and 19 women punched their tickets into the next rounds of the USA Diving Winter National Championships as preliminary qualifying came to a close Friday with competition in men’s 3-meter and women’s 1-meter at the Allan Jones Aquatics Center.

The preliminary rounds are for those divers who have not prequalified into the championship rounds, which begin Saturday. The number of qualifying spots available out of the preliminaries varies based on the number of prequalified divers registered in each event.

Thomas Finchum (Indianapolis, Ind.), a 2008 Olympian on platform, scored 409.80 points to win the men’s 3-meterpreliminary qualifying round to earn a spot in Sunday’s quarterfinals. He had already prequalified in the platform event. University of Tennessee’s Ryan Helms (Moultrie, Ga./Knoxville, Tenn.), who placed first in Thursday’s 1-meter prelims, scored 403.80 for second in the 3-meter prelims, and Ohio State’s Christian Holstein (Columbus, Ohio) earned the third qualifying spot with 372.05 points. In all, 11 divers advanced out the preliminaries.

A day after winning the women’s 3-meter preliminary, Jordan Morcom (Grapevine, Texas/Columbia, Mo.) scored 247.95 points to win the women’s 1-meter preliminary field and earn one of 19 spots into Saturday’s semifinal. Kendall McLenney (The Woodlands, Texas) earned the second qualifying spot with 247.00 points, and Lesley Vizurraga (Allendale, Mich.) finished third with 246.55 points.

The USA Diving Winter National Championships and World Cup Trials run through Thursday, December 22. Saturday’s competition features men’s synchronized 3-meter preliminaries at 10 a.m., followed by women’s 10-meter quarterfinals at 1 p.m., women’s 1-meter semifinals at 4:30 p.m., and men’s synchronized 3-meter finals at 7:15 p.m.

Ten national titles will be awarded throughout the week. Rosters for several international events will be selected at the winter nationals, and the meet will also serve as an opportunity for divers to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

 

Winter Nationals opens with day one of preliminary qualifying

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The USA Diving Winter National Championships kicked off Thursday with preliminary qualifying in women’s 3-meter, men’s 1-meter and men’s and women’s 10-meter. Divers may prequalify directly into the Winter National quarterfinals or semifinals based on previous results; divers not prequalified compete in the
preliminary qualifier to try to earn a spot into the next round. The number of spots available on each event varies based on the number of prequalified divers entered.

University of Tennessee’s Ryan Helms (Moultrie, Ga./Knoxville, Tenn.), a 2008 national champion, dominated the men’s 1-meter preliminary, scoring 375.65 points to finish nearly 50 points ahead of Matt Vieke (Indianapolis, Ind./Baton Rouge, La.), who qualified second. Tennessee’s Brent Sterling (Knoxville, Tenn.) also advanced after placing sixth in the prelims. In all, 19 divers advanced to Tuesday’s 1-meter semifinals.

Seventy-four women competed for just six available spots on women’s 3-meter, with Jordan Morcom (Grapevine, Texas/Columbia, Mo.) scoring 286.25 points to claim the top qualifying spot. Anna Aguero (Moultrie, Ga./Auburn, Ala.) qualified second at 261.60, followed by Eszter Pryor (New Albany, Ohio) at 259.65. The women’s 3-meter
quarterfinals are set for Tuesday.

Ten spots were up for grabs in the women’s 10-meter contest, and Chen Ni (Indianapolis, Ind.) scored 356.40 to earn the top qualifying spot. Tennessee’s Victoria Lamp (Knoxville, Tenn.) was second at 351.50, and Madelyn Miskulin (Valparaiso, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) scored 303.85 for third. Their quarterfinals will take place
Saturday.

Ryan Hawkins (Charlotte, N.C./Blacksburg, Va.) led the men’s 10-meter preliminary field with 380.00 points, followed by Christopher Law (San Antonio, Texas) at 361.05. Tennessee’s Jordan Mauney (Signal Mountain, Tenn./Knoxville, Tenn.) finished 12th to pick up one of 20 available spots into Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Preliminary qualifying continues Friday with women’s 1-meter and men’s 3-meter competition. The USA Diving Winter National Championships and World Cup Trials run through Thursday, December 22. Ten national titles will be awarded, and the meet will serve as a U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier. Rosters for several international events will also be selected at the winter nationals.